Any reasonable time in daylight hours; exterior viewing only. Car park open 07:00 - 19:00

Donnington is a village in the civil parish of Shaw-cum-Donnington just north of the town of Newbury in Berkshire, England.

Enjoy the great taste of our beers at home + polo shirts, beer mats & towels....

The clubhouse, Snelsmore House, a Grade II listed Victorian building, commands magnificent views over the 9th/18th green and offers golfers exceptional golfing and social facilities including two bars; the informal Spike Bar and the more traditional Oak Room, great for golfing lunches and meetings. The Cedar Room on the first floor is ideal for private dining & wedding receptions in Newbury. 

Donnington Grove Hotel is placed in a great location for access to the M4 and M5 motorways. When you stay at Donnington Grove Hotel, you’ll only be a short drive away from Highclere Castle (ITV’s Downton Abbey), Newbury Race Course and the Kennet and Avon canal. Donnington Grove is also home to one of Berkshire’s most renowned championship golf courses, hosting numerous Pro and televised golf events.

Feel Love Friday - One Night Stayover from £149 per room per night

Donnington Valley Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Newbury if you are looking for a hotel near the M4. We are conveniently located just off the M4 corridor and only a 10 minute drive from Newbury town centre and train station. Surrounded by glorious hills and countryside, our hotel provides the perfect place to getaway and have some fun.

The beautiful, and prestigious, Donnington Grove Country Club are planning a weekend of events, we look forward to welcoming you...

S.B.A., B.B. & Donnington Gold - our beers contain only four natural ingredients...

The working week is done and all you want to do is relax and unwind with your loved one, perhaps in the spa, perhaps with a lovely bottle of Prosecco and a delicious three course meal. We have just the thing for you, and whether you want to whisk your other half on a romantic getaway or just fancy a night away from it all, we will take care of everything.

Free range chicken cupreme, wrapped in pancetta, fondant potatoes, seasonal vegetables,  red wine reduction

Donnington Brewery brews real ale in the heart of the Cotswolds...

Dinner, bed and breakfast with a bottle of bubbles from £149 per room*

Donnington Valley Hotel is a 4 star Hotel with a 5 Bubbles spa, fitness facilities and an 18 hole golf course. The Hotel is home to 111 contemporary styled bedrooms, 8 meeting and events rooms and 3 rooms perfect for weddings. 

Welcome to a challenging 18 hole parkland course in the heart of Berkshire. Enjoy a round or two with friends as part of a mid-week or weekend break or if you are local to the Berkshire area you may be interested in playing on a more regular basis. Our membership fees start from just £75.

Situated in the heart of Berkshire, Donnington Grove Hotel is a stunning country hotel nestled in the tranquil countryside near Newbury. Set in 500 acres of gorgeous countryside, the hotel boasts unrivalled views of Donnington Castle, the beautiful River Lambourn and all the wildlife that calls it home.

2 night break with 3 course dinner in our WinePress restaurant

Thomas Arkell bought a 13th-century watermill in idyllic countryside in 1827 and Richard Arkell began brewing on the site in 1865.

Breakfast, a bottle of Prosecco, and a three course dinner from £149 per room*

Today, the mill wheel is still used to drive pumps and machinery to brew our beer the same way 150 years on. You can enjoy our beer, food, accommodation and Cotswold hospitality at any of our 18 tied houses and a number of free trade outlets.

Your wedding is special and unique and that’s why we will work with you to create the perfect wedding to suit your needs and budget.  If you would like to discuss our wedding packages.

A quality Newbury Hotel in stunning grounds with character rooms and lodges.

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A Newbury restaurant where provenance matters in the provision of delicious dishes in tune with the seasons.

Whether you decide to hold your entire day here or celebrate your wedding reception with us, we will make sure your wedding is truly unique.  We offer bespoke wedding services so you can tailor every item to the last detail but we also have a range of seasonal packages for those that want a set price package.

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Other notable buildings include Donnington Priory and Donnington Grove. The latter is a Strawberry Hill Gothic mansion built by the antiquary and translator James Pettit Andrews in 1763–72. It is now a hotel at the centre of a golf course.[3]

Donnington Castle, a ruined medieval castle of some historical significance, is in the village. It was the home of Richard Abberbury the Elder. The second Battle of Newbury (27 October 1644) was fought between Newbury and Donnington, as an attack on the castle, which was held for the Royalists by Sir John Boys.[1] The main entrance range of Donnington Castle House was built in 1648 to incorporate an earlier lodge.[2]

From 18 February 2013, Donnington is served by Newbury and District bus services 6 and 6A from Newbury.[4]

A challenging, championship Berkshire golf course overlooked by beautiful Donnington Castle.

For more information about Donnington Grove Hotel, our hotel wedding packages, our corporate rates and the surrounding area, call 01635 581000 or contact us today. We’ll be more than happy to assist.

Explore our 18 beautiful Cotswold pubs for a warm welcome, a perfect pint, and the ideal place to stay..

Your break includes luxury overnight accommodation in a classic double or twin room, a bottle of bubbly in your room, a delicious three-course dinner, a full English breakfast the following morning and full use of our excellent leisure facilities. There's so much to do, don't worry if you can't do it all - there's always next Friday.

For those looking for a smaller and more affordable wedding venue, Snelsmore House would be the ideal wedding venue for you. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Donnington Valley Golf Club, Snelsmore House is a stunning Grade II listed Victorian building that can hold up to 70 guests.  

A wedding venue in Newbury with a special setting for a truly memorable day.

Whether you are visiting us for business, leisure or simply a visit to our WinePress restaurant, we hope you enjoy your time at our hotel.

The parkland course is set in beautiful rolling countryside, and is a challenging 6353 yards, 18 hole, par 71 from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on 15th, 16th and 17th holes.

They have invited me to include my art on the Friday Night and Saturday daytime. To kickstart the weekend we’ll relive the magic of my first exhibition (A Party of Art) with the” The Art of Donnington” Exhibition”. The evening will start with a glass of wine and nibbles, and there will be live music to get us into the ‘swing’. (Pardon the pun as Donnington Grove is also a golf club!)

Live music, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Afternoon tea, Crazy golf, Face painting, Ice cream and much, much more….